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+Torkham (Pashto: طورخم Tūrkham) is a border crossing town in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan and the Khyber Agency of Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas, right on the Durand Line border.[1][2][3] It is linked by a highway with Jalalabad to the west and Peshawar to the east, connecting with N-5 National Highway all the way to Karachi. The town is only five kilometres west of the summit of the Khyber Pass. Torkham is the busiest port of entry between Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is also a major transporting, shipping, and receiving site between the two neighboring countries.[4] Torkham and the vast surrounding area is inhabited by ethnic Pashtun tribes or Pashtun people. In November 2001 the New York Times reported that Towr Kham was the home of Hazrat Ali, an anti-Taliban militia leader who seized power after the Taliban retreated.[2] The

Added: Aug-19-2011 
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